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   Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1944, Zanesville, Ohio                                THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL Press if fiterMtfcMof ffows MM 96 ZANESVILLE, O., WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. PATRIOTS LIBERATE CEWXH PRINTS THE NEWS TELLS THE TRUTH PARIS jghtseeing In Paris is over for German soldiers like the two above, shown gazing up the Seine river at the panorama of the French capital. ricker Calls )ecial Session 'OLUMBUS Gov. John Bricker today issued a call for second special session of t h e 0 Legislature this year. 'he legislators meet at P. slate time an hour slower than time, Sept. 5 for the specific posp of appropriating additional ds for salaries of teachers and cr school employes. ricker said an appropriation of ivccn five and six million dpl- v would be requested, in addi- 1 n to making available for uios the present school main- ance surplus of about two and -half millions. The money would salary increases for the balance his year. ipmocratic leaders, the governor I, had assured him they would along" with the proposed ap- priations. he session was necessary, he od. to prevent closing of several )ols because of teacher short- s resulting from departure of iif-rous instructors for higher ing war jobs. he previous special session was ed to enact soldier vote legis- on. 'nly matters included in the session call can be taken rluring the deliberations. he governor expressed the hope I all appropriation work could transacted within two days, fficials estimated teacher sal- increases averaging an- lly would be possible under the templated appropriation. he money would be distributed, y explained, through the school iiflation program and would in an increase of about a II. The increase would boost ributions per pupil of elemen- schools from the present 50 to and high schools n to From Foreman tind In Mine Tomb ELLAIRE, O. W) A note II the Powhatan mine foreman, telephoned to the surface the report of ihe underground which killed 6f> men last July was found today by rescue kers. tarcus Kerr. head of the state sion of mines, identified a note ling, "have gone through 7 it." and signed with the inls G. E., as having been writ- by George Emery, the fore- i. It was discovered by workers i mechanics' shanty off No. 7 it entry. iscovery of the note led some kers to predict that all 66 ies might be found in No. 7 t, a passage which branches the main tunnel about 50 feet 5nd No. 7 left but in the op- te direction. mery was about feet cr to the fire than the rest of men when he telephoned and ht have been able to save him- at that time, miners said. In- d he returned to the men and not heard from again. IRIES YULE PACKAGE EW YORK-tfV-The Swedish Gripsholm, sailing for Bel- and Goteborg late today on 'ifth exchange mission, is car- g tons of Christmas packages sacks of mail for war >ners, the American Red Cross mnced. IS SILVER STAR (VNDY, Gen. xJore F. Weasels received the T star today for gallantry in capture of Myltkyhia In North na. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell the award. r 34 Children Killed as Plane Falls On Village In Britain American bomber crashed flam- ing into the Lancashire village of Freckleton today, killing at least 50 persons, 34 of them small children at a church school. The toll may be much higher. Huge Bomb Load HitsHalmahera (By The Associated Press.) The unceasing Pacific air offen- sive -against? Japan- has -achieved a new climax with a record 135-ton bombing of strategic Halmahera island 300 miles south of the Phil- ippines, Gen. MacArthur announced today. This strike was the latest and biggest of ah blows steadily re- ducing Halma- hera as a barrier between MacAr- thur's New Guinea forces and the Philippines, which he aims to re- capture. Liberators and cannon- packing Mitchels went in unop- posed to plaster its airfields, supply, dumps and defenses, and to destroy eight parked planes and sink a freighter. The blow followed 110-ton strike announced yesterday. Be- tween from the Flores sea miles south of the Philippines to tiny Marcus island miles southeast of Tokyo. MacArthur's planes hit Ceram, Davao, Vogelkop on New Dutch Guinea, Biack island, Wewark, Pa- lau, New Ireland, New Britain and Bougainville. Central Pacific air forces under Adm. Nimitiz set fire to two ships near Marcus and attacked truk and Ponape in the Carolines and Yap island southwest of Guam. Wake, U. S.-owned island some 900 miles east of Marcus, was hit also. The Wake and Marcus blows could have been designed to blind enemy re- connaisance to impending blows in the western Pacific. Chinese forces were succeeding in their Yunnan battle but encoun- tered a new flood of Japanese pow- er aimed at consolidating the vic- tory of Hengyang. Chungking said its forces held one-third of Teng- chung and were whittling down the enemy garrison. This city helps control movement on the Burma road, which the Chinese are trying to reopen. Frtnch Ctltbratc In York NEW jubila- tion and some weeping, French- men here received the news to- day that Paris had been liberated. France Forever, the fighting French committee in the United States, said a long planned cele- bration would be held this after- noon amid the united nations flags of Rockefeller plaza. Richard de Rochemont, nation- al president, of France Forever, will speak and Lily Pons, French born opera star, will sing the Mar- seillalse. The National Broadcasting com- pany scheduled a short wave broadcast of the celebration to Paris. ships In two naming battka destroyed efcfM enemy ships In MM Aodferne hay between Brett end tortent before day- break today, MM admiralty an- The Press Association (British) said the plane was a Liberator anc that at least three of its crew were killed. American troops joined in rescue work in the flaming wreckage ol one of England's worst sky-ground tragedies. Igrftdually War- At least three American soldiersTsaw and splitting German forces were among the adults killed. An eyewitness said the whole center of the tiny village of inhabitants became a "sea of and added: "I looked out from a shop win- dow. There was a flash in the air and the plane, which was flying low, caught fire. It turned over on its back and struck the top of the school and then flashed across the road onto the Snack bar." There were 43 children at the school and few were reported tak- en alive from the wreckage. Railroads Face Anti-Trust Suit justice department announced today it has filed an anti-trust suit in Lincoln, Neb., against the Association ol American Railroads, the Western Association of Railway Executives, J. P. Morgan and Company, Kuhn, Loeb and Company, and 47 ki- vidual railroads. Also named as defendants are the officers and directors of the Association of American Railroads, top executives of the 47 railroads named and 31 other individuals. Attorney General Francis Biddle announced through his Washing- ton office that the complain) "charges that a combination ol private financial, Industrial and railroad interests have acted col- lusively to maintain non-competi- tive rates for transportation and to prevent and retard improvements in the services and facilities of rail- roads for the western part of the United States." The complaint asks the court to dissolve the Association of Ameri- can 85 per cent of the nation's principal steam rail of the Western As- sociation of Railway Executives, an organization of western sys- tems. It also asks an injunction against all the defendants to prevent a re- vival or continuance of any of the offenses charged and to prevent a revival of the western agreement, the western commissioner of the committee of directors from set- ting up a plan which would re- strain trade in violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. Assistant Attorney General Wen- dell L. Berge in charge of the an- ti-trust division said the war and navy departments did not object to the filing of the suit, but he added he did not know what action might be taken by them later. The service departments have requested postponement of approx- imately 30 similar suits until after the war. Berge said that under any cir- cumstances from 9 to 12 months would be required to prepare the case. Showers OHIO Scattered showers and thundershowers with moderate temperature tonight; Thursday partly cloudy and somewhat cooler. Roll On From lasi in New Drive Germans Say Soviets Near Latvian Capital MOSCOW. A new Red army offensive, probably designed to knock Romania out of the war and break Hit- ler's grip on the Balkans, smashed forward today on a 150-mile front beyond lasi to within 180 miles of jittery Bucharest and 155 of the great Ploesti oil center. (An official German broadcast said the Russians had reached the beaches at Riga, Latvian capital and largest Baltic States city, in- dicating a new trap for the Ger- man 16th and 18th armies.) Advancing over the bodies of Germans slain in three vio- lent days while others trudged wearily back to prison cages, Red army groups under Generals Rodion Y. Malinovsky and Fedor I. Tolbukhin drove within 15 miles of the mouth of the Dan- ube. German shock troops tried to stiffen war-weary Romanian di- visions as Russian tanks rolled at least ten miles south of lasi. Tol- bukhin's drive through Bessarabia headed cross country for a jiinc lunged past the ancient town of Sens, only 160 miles from the Ger- man border to the northeast'near the Saar town of Neunkirchen. Snprenie headquarters had no comment OD reported Allied near Bordeaux in southwestern France. If Mich landings took place It wai be- lieved tftey were likely on an extremely Mnall wale. It is regarded as unlikely that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower would undertake a dangerous amphibious ixpedition to capture an area which the Germans are trying ;heir best to get out of and which could be had by the Allies for the asking. French resistance units an- swering the call of Gen. Pierre Koenig, head of the French forces of the all public buildings in Paris which the Ger- mans have been evacuating stead- ily under the threat ,of being trapped by American armor on both sides of the city. While Paris is in French hands it Is likely there still are German rearguards at Rambouillet and Etampes to the south which :ire engaging American tank units. The French capital literally fell under its own weight aided by a heavy push from the French un- derground. There was no direct drive or assault on the city itself. The city had been outflanked Elusive Prisoner Escapes Again Martin 36, returned to Mansfield reform atory last February after 14 years as a fugitive, escaped again las night from Grafton honor cam] to which he was transferred tei days ago as a trusty, Reforma tory Supt. Arthur L. Glattke re ported today. Martin originally wag sentencec in Lawrence county In June, 192" to serve one-to-20 years for auto theft. He escaped from Grafton in June, 1930, but was not appre bended until last Feb. 10 In Cleve land. The State Pardon and Parole commission considered Martin' case last July and approved hi parole March 1, 1945. Report Petain Held at lelfort Petain 88-year-old chief of state of th Vichy government, was reports today to- be a virtual prisoner o the Germans at Belfort, where he was taken by Gestapo agents who spirited him from Vichy Sun day. BRAZIUA1V ENVOY QUITS LONDON CF) The Brazilian embassy Mid today it had been formally notified by Brazilian For eign Minister Oswald Aranha tha he had resigned post In the Rio De Janltro government. London Daily Herald eaid today were being made for President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to be present In Park, "it that fe when Allied parade un- der the Arc De Triomphe. French will head the Allied parade, with General Charles De Gaulle probably having the place of honor, the newspaper added. The Dally Mall Mid a con- ference between Roosevelt and Churchill would "take within a matter of French by American bridgeheads acrots the Seine to the northwest and southeast and- some radio reports, which were not confirmed at su- preme already placed American tanks at Meaux, less, .than 25 .miles from Chateau- Thierry. The new Allied trap of .Field Marshal Guenther van Kluge's rid- dled forces along the left bank: of the Seine appeared to be'closing on all sides as the Germans gave up all attempt at an organized rearguard action. At the Seine crossings Allied planes hammered the German troops and were expected to de- Turn to Page 10 PARIS FREE AFTER FOUR YEARS Paris shook loose the shackles of four years of enemy bondage today and stood free once more, liberated by armed and unarmed tens of thousands of Frenchmen who swept the Nazis from the city's streets, while American armed might drew up around the capital. A special communique from Gen. Charles de Daulle's headquarters n London announced the Libera- tion after four days of street fight- ing that recalled scenes of Bastille lay when the mobs of Paris once before struck an historic blow for liberty. This time, the communique said, the fight was led by organ- ized French forces of the interior, bolstered by hundreds of thousands more who joined in with whatever weapons they could find. The dramatic announcement touched off broadcasts to French- men everywhere as the triumphant strains of "La Marseillaise" sound- ed again to the news of a French victory. There was no word immediately that American troops had entered the city. But the French said they had seized all public buildings, won complete control of the situation, and Captured all the Vichy repre- sentaives who had not fled. Paris, the city of light, was back in French hands just four years and 74 days from the time Adolf Hit- ler's troops mached In. The city become the first continental capital of a fun- fledged ally to be freed from- German domination. Rome has been taken, bat Italy started the war an enemy and now U a co-belligerent. The Patriot flareup begain with a strike of Paris police. They seized the prefecture and turned the fa- mous lie De La cite "into a tress against which the German at- tacks communique said. De Gaulle conferred with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in two days on .de- tails of civil affairs control of the capital which one more is the pride of all France. REPORT LANDING AT BORDEAUX third, French invasion landing, striking into southwestern France near Bordeaux, was re- ported today from the Spanish frontier. French military au- thorities at Hendaye, France, said the landing was begun last night under cover of a naval and aerial bombardment This report was cabled from the Spanish border by Charles S. Foltz, chief of the Associated Press bureau in Madrid, who crossed the border into southern France after the Germans had evacuated fron- tier posts. Twelve hours after Foltz' report was received, Berlin radio said a "small force" was put ashore near St. Jean De Luz, which is six miles from the Spanish, frontier, lying between Hendaye and Biar- ritz. Berlin correspondent of Aftonbla- det had cabled that reports of a new Allied landing in the Bor- deaux area were described in Ber- lin as "probably The Hendaye officials said the operation was coordinated with ground attack by American and French forces, which effected a junction at noon yesterday at the outskirts of Bordeaux, closing In on that harbor city by inland. A swift American armored and motorized infantry column plung- ed into the city, long a hotbed of the French patriot movement, with "French forces of the inter- ior playing an effective support Allied headquarters said. This quick advance put Major Gen. Alexander M. Patch's spear- head within leu than 240 miles airline from the most southerly points officially announced as reached by American troops bt- (A Stockholm dispatch said the routes. YANKS THRUST INTO GRENOBLE ROME American troops of the Seventh army, in a spectacular surprise thrust deep into southern France through German defenses, have entered the large industrial city of Grenoble, 140 airline miles north of the Mediterran- if ean coast, it was announced today. low Paris, and it appeared that the two Allied French fronts would be joined much sooner that originally thought possible. Lying in the French Alps, Che city has a population of approx- imately and to rail ren- ter on the Paris-Lyon-MatwUle route. It also commands MOM to inportant mountain pastes M eastern Fraica. -H ,-v t X >1 v-   

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